• Roseanne Barr makes first stand-up appearance since Roseanne cancelation

    Roseanne Barr is back on stage. The controversial comic performed stand-up on Saturday for the first time since ABC canceled her Roseanne remake series last spring. She joined a clearly surprised and delighted Andrew Dice Clay for an impromptu performance at the Laugh Factory at The Tropicana in Las Vegas. The two outspoken comics, who rose to fame in the 1980s, even danced together in front of a wildly cheering

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    Stephen Colbert: Donald Trump’s doing my Colbert Report character

    Stephen Colbert criticized his own performance during the early days of The Late Show and to also criticize President Donald Trump. He received a standing ovation for his appearance on Saturday at An Evening with Stephen Colbert at the PaleyFest in Los Angeles. The sold out event was moderated by Pete Holmes. Despite his current ratings success, the late night host described the tumult during his first six months on

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    Comedy Central, American University team up for Laughter Lab initiative

    American University is partnering with Comedy Central to create Laughter Lab, and they want you to “yes and” social justice. “Yes, And… Laughter Lab, a new initiative seeking to help build and support collaborations between comedy people and social justice people, invites you to apply to pitch your project at the inaugural convening in New York City on Tuesday, June 11, 2019,” says the Laughter Lab website. The submission deadline

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    Lilly Singh: NBC’s new late night host is brown, queer, and a millennial

    There’s finally a lady in late night and her name is Lilly Singh. NBC tapped Singh to replace Carson Daly in the 1:35 a.m. timeslot. A Little Late with Lilly Singh will debut this September. She will be the first woman in late night on broadcast television since Joan Rivers in 1987. Singh is of Indian heritage, making her one of two people of color in the space. DL Hughley will

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    Tiffany Haddish lets Ali Wong read her DMs in Netflix behind-the-scenes video

    Tiffany Haddish and Ali Wong are getting the cartoon treatment for their new Netflix show, Tuca & Bertie. The two stand-ups continue to soar to stardom as animators turn them into hilarious…birds. Tuca & Bertie centers around the friendship of two 30-year-old bird women who live in the same apartment building. Haddish stars as Tuca, a cocky, care-free toucan. Wong will voice Bertie, an anxious, daydreaming songbird. Tuca & Bertie

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    Jamestown’s National Comedy Center made official with Trump signature

    The National Comedy Center in Jamestown, NY is now the official U.S. cultural institution celebrating and preserving the art of comedy. President Donald Trump signed legislation on Tuesday to recognize that the state-of-the-art museum complex “exists for the exclusive purpose of celebrating comedy in all of its forms.” The legislation that Trump signed was part of a larger bill on natural resources management policy. Congress passed that bill two weeks

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    DL Hughley enters late night landscape next week with The DL Hughley Show

    DL Hughley is coming to late night next week. Starting on Monday, March 18, the outspoken comic is bringing his brash style to TV One with The DL Hughley Show. The talk show will combine the usual elements of late night variety shows: news, entertainment, social media, comedy bits, guest interviews, and roundtable discussions. Co-host Jasmine Sanders will join the always-opinionated Hughley on the hour-long show. The show seems like

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    Pete Davidson, Catholic Church are feuding; Diocese of Brooklyn demands apology

    Pete Davidson is in the news (again), this time for feuding with the Catholic Church. The Catholic Church’s Diocese of Brooklyn released a lengthy statement calling for an “immediate public apology” from Davidson and SNL for a joke the comedian told on last Saturday’s Weekend Update. Davidson was brought on for a segment about R. Kelly and his alleged abuse of young women. The SNL star then told a joke

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    Kevin Hart is fine; announces Netflix stand-up special

    Kevin Hart will release his first Netflix original stand-up special on Tuesday, April 2. On Instagram, Hart told his followers, “Mark your calendars damn it.” Fresh off of not-hosting this year’s Oscars, titled Kevin Hart: Irresponsible, will feature the comic joking about his “friends, family, travel…and a year filled with irresponsible behavior.” The hour-long special was taped during the Irresponsible Tour’s sold-out stop in London. As we all know by

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    Brody Stevens tattoos honor late comedian’s positive energy

    The comedy world lost beloved comedian Brody Stevens last month. The cut-out-of-Funny People star inspired many with his unique blend of weirdness on stage and his sincerity off of it. People close to Stevens got some permanent ink to keep his memory visibly alive each day. Comedian Eric Oligny, fan Janet Owen, Laughspin intern Mary Stevens, and fan Monica got Brody Stevens tattoos at the Shamrock Social Club in West

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    SMILF canceled at Showtime; Frankie Shaw loses overall deal with ABC

    SMILF is canceled after two seasons on Showtime amidst allegations against star and creator Frankie Shaw. Back in December, Shaw was accused of several disturbing rumors about sexual misconduct on set including not closing the set for a sex scene and yanking actress Samara Weaving’s shirt down after she refused to do a nude scene. The remainder of the second season will come out as scheduled, but Shaw’s overall deal

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    Judd Apatow on Crashing cancelation: HBO told us to stop making it.

    Crashing crashed its last crash at HBO. The Pete Holmes sitcom about an aspiring stand-up comedian will end after the Season 3 finale this Sunday. HBO confirmed the news after Judd Apatow appeared on Conan Thursday night. On the late night show, he was very explicit that Crashing is not canceled. “We’re just going to stop making it.” Conan O’Brien asked, “What stopped you from making more?” The famed filmmaker comically

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    Whoopi Goldberg on The View: Pneumonia almost killed me.

    Whoopi Goldberg is recovering after a serious case of pneumonia that almost killed the Sister Act star. The star had missed episodes of The View, but on Friday’s show, she sent in a video message to explain her absence. In the video, Golberg reveals that she had pneumonia in both lungs and was septic. The condition was life-threatening but the Ghost star assures viewers she is on the mend. Before playing

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    Simpsons pull Michael Jackson episode; eery similarities to Leaving Neverland accusations

    The Simpsons episode featuring guest star Michael Jackson is getting pulled from circulation. The news comes after the explosive HBO documentary Leaving Neverland alleged Jackson sexually abused two young boys in the 1990s. In the 1991 Simpsons episode, Stark Raving Dad, the singer voiced Leon Kompowsky, a patient Homer meets in a mental institution. Leon says he is a singer, but no one believes him at first, not able to

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    How High 2 comes out on 420 Day; Mike Epps returns as Baby Powder

    How High 2, a sequel to the classic 2001 stoner comedy, will appropriately premiere on April 20, 2019—and Mike Epps will return as the pimp-slapping Baby Powder. How High starred rappers Method Man and Redman as two underachievers who smoke their dead friend’s ashes and get into Harvard University when their friend’s ghost gives them the answers to an SAT-like test. The two will not return for the sequel. Epps’s

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